Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we talk about our test results of the 2021 Kia Sorento: how it handled on our track, as a family car, and how it compares to others in its class, such as the Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride. We also talk to CR investigative reporter Ryan Felton about his findings regarding an RV and camper tire made by Goodyear that has been linked to numerous crashes and deaths, and offers advice on how to identify an old tire, and when they must be replaced. We also cover whether a dealer can terminate the manufacturer's warranty on a vehicle if it is not serviced by the dealership, if recalls are signs of a car to avoid, or indicate a responsible automaker, and how safe are 3rd row seats in modern cars.




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00:00 - Introduction

00:32 - Gas Shortage

01:23 - Goodyear G159 RV Tire Investigation

07:41 - How to Inspect Older Tires

10:12 - 2021 Kia Sorento Test Results

16:20 - Question #1: What sports car would Talking Cars

20:39 - Question #2: Can a dealer terminate the manufacturer’s warranty  on a vehicle if it is not serviced at the dealership?

25:31 - Question #3: Are recalls a sign of a car to avoid, or indicate a responsible automaker?

28:18 - Question #4: How safe are 3rd row seats in modern cars, are they crash tested at all?




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